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  • Summary: A celebration of a nation told through the voices of its people. (Walt Disney Pictures)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 24
  2. Negative: 2 out of 24
  1. 90
    Harbors some indelibly arresting images and characters whose stories, even at their most superficial, manage to be authentically inspiring.
  2. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    75
    An old-school documentary that is both non-controversial and uplifting, America's Heart & Soul could be subtitled the Anti-Fahrenheit 9/11.
  3. 70
    A feel-good documentary.
  4. 60
    This is supposed to be a testament to the nation's diversity, but it's so complacent that you'd never imagine said diversity is one of the greatest social challenges of the new century.
  5. 60
    When ditching the mawk to follow his daredevil muse, the director delivers stunning shots of cliff dancing and stunt pilotry.
  6. If Schwarzberg had chosen to concentrate on eccentrics, rural artists or people like his New York bike messenger, female aerobatic champion and California cliff dancer, "Heart and Soul" would have been a much more interesting film.
  7. 10
    Represents apple-pie mythmaking at its most insidiously thoughtless.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 5 out of 9